Young people living through and beyond cancer will have the chance to get back on the water with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust as the Trust reveals its plans for 2021.
The charity, founded by Dame Ellen MacArthur, is looking forward to a brighter summer with a best-case scenario plan to take young people on both day sails and longer cruising trips across the UK between July and September.
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national charity that inspires young people aged 8 – 24 to believe in a brighter future living through and beyond cancer through sailing and outdoor activity. When treatment ends the Trust’s work begins, as for many young people, picking up from where they left off before cancer just is not possible.
Usually, young people being supported by the Trust for the first time would go on a four-day sailing trip from its bases in Cowes or Largs, Scotland. But this year, these young people will have the chance to get a regional one-day Taste of the Trust closer to home. This includes day sails around the coast in places the Trust rarely gets to visit, such as Plymouth, Belfast, Portsmouth, the North West and North East. Young people will also enjoy more traditional sailing aboard the 70ft Essex Smack, Pioneer, on the east coast.
For young people previously supported by the Trust, there is the chance to enjoy five-day yacht cruises from Cowes and Largs as well as on the Ocean Youth Trust South’s 98ft ketch, Prolific. Young people will also be taking part in Round the Island Race, for which the Trust is the official race charity partner again, and the ASTO Small Ships Race in October.